Almanac Bush Footy: The Yeppoon Swans – on the verge of history

While the AFL finals begin this weekend, a little club called Yeppoon up in central Queensland will try to win a record-breaking 89th straight game when they play for a sixth straight premiership.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Everything’s coming up Milhouse, just

Shane Reid is hopeful about Brisbane’s chances – what’s not to love about a home Grand Final and a tight win over the Pies? But constant behinds and scrubby quarters still linger in the back of his mind.

Evading Father Time: Kade Simpson and Jimmy Anderson

Shane Thomas reflects on the sense of comfort in this trying time, borne of watching two sporting greats who continue to duck and weave around the grips of Father Time: Jimmy Anderson and Kade Simpson.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Membrey’s acrobatic goal of the century highlights a pulsating win

St Kilda’s win on Saturday night was already impressive enough, but Braham Dabscheck was left astounded by the soccer-like genius of Tim Membrey late in the last quarter.

The best Crows team that never was

While footy continues to bore Citrus Bob Utber, he has found the time to select a best ever Adelaide side that never got the chance to grace the field together.

Round 5 – Collingwood v Essendon: A shocker in the rain (Floreat Pica Society)

Going into Friday’s clash expecting a classy win, Richard Moody was shocked with what his Pies dished up. His FPS report details the varying emotions he experienced as Collingwood rallied to make a late comeback.

The Thoughts of ‘Rulebook’ – Umpiring woes everywhere

Experienced man-in-the-middle Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood vents some of his frustrations with the way the modern game is umpired. He’d like to see the whistleblowers take a stand on a few subjects. (A long-awaited rant, Rulebook! – Ed.)

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – West Coast v Brisbane: The Lions triumph at the House of Pain

Tony Roberts predicted a miracle in 2007, as the Lions managed to beat the reigning premiers to overcome their Subiaco hoodoo.

Round 4 – St. Kilda v Richmond: Saints punt Tigers in marvellous display at Marvel Stadium

It had been hard for Braham Dabscheck to get a good read on the Saints in season 2020. But a wonderful win over last year’s premiers instilled confidence ahead of a clutch match against the Blues in Round 5.

Round 4 – GWS v Collingwood: Two big losses in one night (Floreat Pica Society)

Andrew Fithall has the FPS report for this week, as he laments Jeremy Howe’s horrible injury and a stop-start effort from his Pies.

Round 4 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Line up, step right this way for the AFL’s ‘Salvation Show’

It may not be Shane Reid’s ideal season, but he’ll take what he can get, especially when his Lions are winning ugly.

Round 3 – Brisbane v West Coast: No Zorko, no worries

Sam Evans was pleasantly surprised by the Lions as they managed to overcome the Eagles even without their vibrant and talismanic captain.

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Party Pies in the Twilight Zone (Floreat Pica Society)

Ramon Dobb has the Floreat Pica Society piece on Collingwood’s dominant win over St Kilda yesterday. While struggling with his new Kayo membership after a family party, he manages to relax into a comfortable victory.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 2: …some 12 weeks later, we’re back! Rusty, but anything’s better than nothing

FEARLESS is back with his take on the AFL’s Round 2 after taking time out to voice his thoughts on Jeff Kennett’s economic rationalist theory of club survival in the 21st Century.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Bar hopping to the Kangas

On a Saturday night in 2007, Rob Clarkson ventured through Brunswick pubs while watching his Kangaroos play the Crows. Despite witnessing a dismal match for the blue and white, he enjoyed his suburban Melbourne excursion.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: The COVID-19 Breaker match (Floreat Pica Society)

The FPS is back to review Collingwood’s crazy draw with Richmond on Thursday night. Paul McKay is still dismayed by the result, yet still manages to comprehensively report on the round two proceedings.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: A Brisbane perspective

Brisbane managed to scrape past Fremantle in their round two encounter up at the Gabba. Despite taking home the four points, Sam Evans wasn’t convinced by the Lions’ shaky effort.

Round 2 – Sydney v Essendon: That is how you break a drought… narrowly!

After a nervy first-up win ten weeks ago, Essendon made the trip up to Sydney to renew their rivalry with the Swans. Caspar McLeod was kept on the edge of his seat as the game tightened up in the final minutes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Hawthorn v Sydney: A rugged away win

Lance Franklin looked to have Sydney on the ropes in their 2007 MCG clash. But Christopher Riordan reports on how the tough Sydney system got them back into the match.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – West Coast v Kangaroos: A wayward Western performance leads to small-club syndrome

Rob Clarkson cheered on the Roos from a local pub in 2007. But as his Kangaroos fell behind to a determined West Coast outfit, his attention went to fuelling his envy at other lavish clubs.